Havok Publishing

Archive - August 2019

August’s 1960s Jukebox – Final Notes

Here are the songs that inspired August’s stories… at least, the ones that have been guessed! Use the hints to sleuth out our missing songs and you might win a $10 Amazon gift card! GET YOUR GUESSED IN BY SEPTEMBER 3rd...

Second Chances

“I can’t find anything wrong with you, Frank.” The doctor leaned back in his chair to look at his clipboard over his wire-frames. “Come on, Doc. There’s got to be something. This ain’t normal.” Frank put his head in his...

Déjà Vu

Hank wandered about the empty house, bored out of his mind, from the kitchen with a fridge full of meals, to the TV showing only reruns, to the shelf of books he’d read a dozen times, then all over again. He’d expected...

Apart

I’m coming Mara. I shoulder my pack, set my walking stick on the path, and start up the slope. “I wouldn’t go that way if I were you.” I jump, my foot catches on a patch of gravel, and I tumble to the ground. My elbow...

Hologram Heist

“Five minutes, King.” I let out an irritable sigh at the warning transmitted into my head. “Copy.” I've only just arrived, and I’m already running out of time. Where did he put it? The serum has to be here. We’ve spent...

The Color of Thyme

Eggs are magic. They seem simple: shell, white, yolk. Cook them scrambled, fried, boiled. But separate the parts and find complexity. Whites may be whipped into foam light as cloud and stable as glass. Yolks, yellow as...

August’s 1960s Jukebox Continues

Here are the songs that inspired August’s stories so far… at least, the ones that have been guessed! Use the hints to sleuth out our missing songs and you might win a $10 Amazon gift card! Muzzle by Abigail Falanga –...

The Untethering of Caroline Donadeiu

The warlock Jasper Throe first met Caroline Donadeiu when she had only two tattoos. Tonight, she showed up on his doorstep shabby, with more tattoos than he could count, hands in fists by her sides. Jasper hardly...

Table for One

Hammer toe. Trigger finger. The noonday sun bakes my skin. I swipe at the sweat on my brow, and place my hand over the hollow of my belly. Will it rumble? Does it remember how? “Not a peep,” I say aloud. “That ship...

An Odd Awakening: Second Genesis

“The citizens of New Earth must be expecting someone to appear from the ancient depths of space.” I didn’t know if I was trying to reassure myself or my assistant. “After all, the cradle of life is littered with...

Tea and Sugar

I stared at the looming sphere of Earl Grey dominating The Seeker’s viewport. Not Earl Grey as in the tea—Earl Grey the planet. Some doofus had the nerve to name the planetary collection “The Tea System.” Of course when...